Isn’t it interesting how quickly topics change on this blog?
I like to think it keeps things from getting too boring. Others may say my blog lacks focus, is too random, and will not build a readership when everyday is written for a different audience.
I say, oh well. Although, I could stand a little more focus and little less random in my life.
Since it’s Friday and women across blogland host Fashion Friday posts, I figured I’d
steal their ideas jump on the bandwagon.
I actually went shopping for some spring/summer clothes. I’ve been prepping my husband for months. It’s not that I never shop for clothes, I do, but it’s usually only when we are desperate. Desperation is now!
I like to shop.
Retail therapy is very real; however, I’m a little odd because I don’t need to spend money every time I shop. The act of choosing cute outfits and trying them on in too small fitting rooms with too bright of lights is enjoyable for me. I’m not even sad when I return my cute outfits to their proper places and leave the store empty-handed.
For me shopping, not buying is therapeutic. In fact sometimes the actual buying, spending money, gets me a little stressed.
I don’t know how you plan your wardrobe, but I buy a few outfits and then wear them out. By wear them out, I mean they get threadbare and holy and reduced to sleep/house wear. It’s a budget thing, not a noble ‘live simply’ thing. Just being honest.
If money were not an issue, I would buy closets full of clothes and way too many uncomfortable shoes just because they are cute. For me, that dream life is not today’s living and I’m content.
Every Wednesday The Pleated Poppy hosts What I Wore Wednesday. Tons of women photograph their cute outfits and then link a post showing what they wore for the week.
I like snooping around to see what people are wearing, but I’ve never participated. I’m afraid you’ll think I don’t wash clothes when I show pictures of me in a t-shirt, sweater, and jeans on Monday and then I show another picture of me in the same outfit on Saturday…week after endless week.
I promise I wash in between!
Wow. I am long-winded today.
All that jabber just to show you a few jewels I purchased!
Don’t tell Stacy & Clinton!
Better yet, do tell. I wouldn’t mind $5,000.
July – a blessed month.
Oh, and don’t worry. Just because I look like a gypsy, I will not steal your children. Any more laundry would find me in a psych center.
This next set comes from GAP, on clearance. In my frigid part of the world, sweaters never go out of style, and this is a spring sweater, not a winter sweater. It’s so thin, I can see through it. The blouse is sleeveless.
I should worry that my arms aren’t gym approved, but I think the flab gazers will get over their shock.
My daughter wanted to quit shopping after she tried on clothes from one store – ONE store.
I’ve failed as a mother.
As a result, this is THE only outfit she’ll have to wear this summer. None of last years clothes fit.
And last, but not least, my son is sporting his new Ewok t-shirt from Old Navy. I can’t get it off his body. I’m afraid the budding stench will burn a whole in the cloth.
I do have a tip for you.
Before shopping, always Google printable coupons for your favorite stores. I arm myself with coupons before hitting the mall. Most major stores have them. I had a 40% off coupon for the GAP and a 15% off coupon for Children’s Place. I had a coupon for Old Navy too, but my son’s t-shirt didn’t cost enough to meet the requirements.
Coupons are a good thing.
I’m linking to Fashion Friday at Musings of a Housewife. Go visit for real fashion advice.